Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 16:41-50

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


The Killing of Baka, Kesi, and Pralamba, and the journey to Vrndavana

Chapter 16: Verse 41-50



41.One day at sunrise the three remaining brothers went to Citra-sarovara Lake to gather lotuses for Lord Krsna’s worship.

42.O sage, observing them gathering lotuses, Lord Siva’s servants at once came and bound up the three devotees.

43.The strong servants brought the weak devotees to Lord Siva. Seeing Lord Siva, everyone bowed their heads to the ground.

44.Lord Siva, overcome with kindness for the devotees and his face smiling with happiness, offered His blessings.

45.Lord Siva said: Who are you? You have stolen lotuses from Parvati’s lake, where a hundred thousand yaksas stand guard so Parvati can fulfil her vow.

46.So that her husband will become fortunate, every day for three months she offers a thousand lotuses to Lord Krsna.

47.Hearing Lord Siva’s words, the frightened devotees, their heads humbly bowed and their hand folded, spoke to Lord Siva.

48.The gandharvas said, O master, we are gandharvas, the sons of Gandhavaha. We offer lotus flowers to Lord Krsna and then drink some water.

49.O master, we did not know this lake was protected by Parvati. Please take all our lotuses and make our gathering them a success.

50.O Lord Siva, today we will neither offer lotuses nor will we drink water. But then, why should we not drink water? After all, we have offered these lotuses to You.



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